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Mr. Lincoln

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Another gem by Jacqueline OBoomer

The Great Emancipator
Mocked and vilified in life
Stares down from his portrait
At the new President’s wife
My dear Mr. Lincoln
As you look down from on high
May we present Mrs. Obama
With a tear in our eye

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96 Responses to “Mr. Lincoln”


  1. 1 theo67
    September 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Simply lovely.

  2. September 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Indeed another gem, Jacqueline! …….that picture of Mrs. Obama, reminds me of this poignant moment as well.

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  3. September 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    What’s puzzling about this latest bout of Obama-phobia is that recent developments in Syria have generally been positive from the standpoint of U.S. interests.

    Obama has accomplished goals that most Americans endorse, given the unpalatable menu of choices. Polls suggest that the public overwhelmingly backs the course Obama has chosen. A Post-ABC News survey asked Americans if they endorsed the U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syrian chemical weapons as an alternative to missile strikes; 79 percent were supportive…..

    The mystery is why this outcome in Syria is derided by so many analysts in Washington. Partly, it must be the John McCain factor. The Arizona senator is in danger of becoming a kind of Republican version of Jesse Jackson, who shows up at every international crisis with his own plan for a solution, sometimes through personal mediation (as with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt), other times demanding military intervention (as in Syria). Because McCain is a distinguished figure, he commands respect even when his proposals have no political support at home.

    Not so Obama. He can propose what the country wants, succeed at it and still get hammered as a failure.

    Worth revisiting this based on developing news of the past few days….. Iran’s FM, who will lead the Nuclear non-proliferation talks. Spent 30 yrs. in US.

  4. September 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Why you make me cry Jacque? But your words, your poem … so lovely.

  5. 17 daisydem
    September 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my heart.

  6. September 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    UT or Chips: whenever you get around to it…. just delete my post in moderation. Don’t know if anybody is still awake. TY

    What’s puzzling about this latest bout of Obama-phobia is that recent developments in Syria have generally been positive from the standpoint of U.S. interests.

    Obama has accomplished goals that most Americans endorse, given the unpalatable menu of choices. Polls suggest that the public overwhelmingly backs the course Obama has chosen. A Post-ABC News survey asked Americans if they endorsed the U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syrian chemical weapons as an alternative to missile strikes; 79 percent were supportive…..

    The mystery is why this outcome in Syria is derided by so many analysts in Washington. Partly, it must be the John McCain factor. The Arizona senator is in danger of becoming a kind of Republican version of Jesse Jackson, who shows up at every international crisis with his own plan for a solution, sometimes through personal mediation (as with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt), other times demanding military intervention (as in Syria). Because McCain is a distinguished figure, he commands respect even when his proposals have no political support at home.

    Not so Obama. He can propose what the country wants, succeed at it and still get hammered as a failure.

  7. 20 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Beautiful words to match a beautiful pic. JOB, you have some serious talent here – thanks :)

  8. September 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Worth revisiting this based on developing news of the past few days….. Iran’s FM, who will lead the Nuclear non-proliferation talks, spent 30 yrs. in US.

  9. 22 jacquelineoboomer
    September 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    You’re my inspiration, UT! Thank you. (Of course, it didn’t hurt – when I saw your soul-searching comment about the portrait vis–à–vis the First Lady – that I’m looking up from my desk at my own framed historical portrait of Abe! Having moved to the Land of Lincoln, it was one of the first things I put up on the wall when I arrived.)

  10. 27 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm
  11. 28 LDS
    September 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    So here you guys are. I knew it. Everything I start rambling, everyone leaves.
    Ms. Dudette, it was dedicated to you. I will say it again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    UT and Jackie,I am running out of tissues here.
    If I must go to the store at this hour, I buying chocolates.
    The poetry and the picture is just too much.

    I have a party to get ready for in 5-4-3-2-1!
    Right, Ms. Dudette?

  12. September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

    One last thought provoking image inspired by JB’s poem………..

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    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Oh dear God! Unbelievable.

      • September 19, 2013 at 12:09 am

        George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and MLK Jr. protecting our glorious president. GN ol’wiseone……. :)

      • 38 Dudette
        September 19, 2013 at 12:29 am

        Beautiful poem jacque. Got me crying again!

        I’m sorry to place this burden you, but you’re just gonna have to publish an e-book of poems. Make them all about our wonderful President, his Administration, FLOTUS and their family, the White House, his relationships with VPOTUS, the Congress…whatever.

        YOU MUST! That’s all there is to it. This is your mission. Should you choose to accept it, I’ll be one of the first to buy/read it, promote it.
        :-D :-D :-D

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2013 at 12:28 am

      This one’s for you, LP, for going to the trouble of finding these other glorious images.

      In silent contemplation
      The hearts and minds of good men
      Come together in time
      And all no longer seems lost
      As we had feared
      And we are suddenly stronger
      And braver, ourselves,
      Because these gentle giants dared

  13. 48 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 12:04 am
  14. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    September 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Age of Obama and Dudette (but nobody’s asking her age!)

    Dudette – I’m sure we all wish you the happiest of birthdays – I know I do! My birthday tribute is the beautiful slideshow at this link (ignore the story – the pictures are worth more than 1,000 words!). Oh, and, it’s accompanied by music!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/lifestyle/the-age-of-obama/index.html

    • 50 amk for obama
      September 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

      。☆。*。☆。
      ★。\|/。★
      Happy B’day
      Dudette
      ★。/|\。★
      。☆。*。☆。

      Now tell us your age.

    • 52 Dudette
      September 19, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Oh, what a beautiful birthday gift, jac!

      Look at my amazing great President! I’m all verklempt! [sniffle, sniffle]

      Thank you soooooo much!!!

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        September 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

        Now, don’t stay up all night looking at those amazing images of our amazing great President! Happy Birthday!

        • 54 Dudette
          September 19, 2013 at 12:41 am

          No chance of that tonight. Barely have the energy to keep my head from falling onto the keyboard right now.

          It will, however, be the first thing I’ll look at when I wake in the morning. He always brings a smile to my face. :-D

  15. 55 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 12:08 am
  16. 58 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 12:27 am
  17. 60 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 12:29 am
  18. 61 Dudette
    September 19, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Jacqueline Oboomer, your poems are like ‘budda’ — Smooth & dreamy goodness! Write that book, woman! It is YOUR DESTINY!
    Hmm, nothing like a deadline to get your juices flowing. Let’s say by President’s Day next year. There, not to soon, but far out enough to get some significant work done. Eh?

  19. September 19, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Jacqueline, you are truly an exceptional poet!!

    UT, thank you for posting it in such a lovely way.

    Before I depart for more work and a bit of rest ….

    And, then there’s this ….

    Dude better listen …

    #FORWARD Together

  20. 63 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 1:02 am
  21. 66 Dudette
    September 19, 2013 at 1:06 am

    ‘k guys. I’ll have to say goodnight. Thanks for the sweet words and birthday wishes. My heart is full!

    See you later!

    ————————

    This is Bryson Anders playing a One Republic piece on the streets of Spokane

  22. 75 amk for obama
    September 19, 2013 at 1:07 am
    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      September 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Okay, amk, you asked for it. Another story, this time about holy water. My grandmother (born in 1887) kept a little bottle of holy water by her bedside, along with her life-size set of rosary beads. Each night, she’d sprinkle a little holy water around her and say, “Into Thy Hands, oh Lord, I commend my spirit.” Now, we were a good Catholic family, and my mother sent her three girls to Catholic school, keep that in mind. But my mother could also curse like a sailor, if she found the “need” (she was raising three teenage daughters in the ’60s – you do the math). My grandmother was pretty much bedridden the last few years of her life, and my mother was the loving and dutiful daughter and only in her late 40s. However, I can remember clearly one night when my mother had tucked my grandmother in bed, and was coming out of her room, closing the door behind her. She turned to my two sisters and me and said, “If she splashes any more of that damn holy water on me, I’m going to kill her.”

      She didn’t.

      Goodnight.

  23. September 19, 2013 at 2:00 am

    As President Obama confronts and solves one challenge after another I’m constantly reminded of the irrepressible talent and goodness of most humans. Here’s but one of countless examples ….

    Each of us must do all we can to replace that ‘tear of sadness’ with a ‘tear of joy’ and both our President, his exceptional wife and this young orphan help us to do just that.

    Good night/morning everyone.

    Yes We Can

    • 86 nathkatun7
      September 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

      Thanks Bob for sharing this! You are truly a great soul! Yes, even in the midst of inevitable sadness joy and love is really what life is all about.

    • 87 Dudette
      September 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Wow, that young man is wonderful! I love it!

      Thanks Bob! You ROCK!

      Some people might recognize Nella Fantasia as the vocal renditon of the sublime Gabriel’s Oboe (the main theme from the soundtrack of “The Mission”). One of Ennio Morricone’s seminal works. I listen to it almost daily! [Sigh!]

  24. 88 Jovie
    September 19, 2013 at 6:35 am
  25. 91 99ts
    September 19, 2013 at 6:53 am

    We sure have elected the GOP to power – 3 disastrous years ahead

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/federal-government-scraps-climate-commission/4968816
    “The Abbott Government has abolished the Climate Commission” Another climate change truther it would seem.

    • 92 99ts
      September 19, 2013 at 6:55 am

      “In what is likely to be a harder task, the Government has also announced it is preparing legislation to scrap the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
      Also set up in 2012, it has been provided with $10 billion in funding over five years to support private investment in renewable energy.”

  26. 95 Linda
    September 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

    If it is Thursday…it is Harold ” Keystone Pipeline Pimp j” Ford Jr. on Morning Joke.


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